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photoelectric

photoelectric

adjective pho·to·elec·tric \ˌfō-tō-i-ˈlek-trik\

: involving, relating to, or using an electric current that is controlled by light

Full Definition of PHOTOELECTRIC

:  involving, relating to, or utilizing any of various electrical effects due to the interaction of radiation (as light) with matter
pho·to·elec·tri·cal·ly \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of PHOTOELECTRIC

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1879

photoelectric

adjective pho·to·elec·tric \ˌfōt-ō-i-ˈlek-trik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PHOTOELECTRIC

:  involving, relating to, or utilizing any of various electrical effects due to the interaction of radiation (as light) with matter
pho·to·elec·tri·cal·ly \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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